Tag Archives: Jens Stoltenberg

A very close race

While a large number of Norwegians want Erna Solberg as the next Prime Minister, Jens Stoltenberg also has popular support Staff Compilation While it seems that most Norwegians trust Erna Solberg (Conservative Party) to be the next Prime Minister, confidence in Jens Stoltenberg (Labor Party) is also high, according to a new poll Ipsos MMI has published ...

Apologies on Holocaust Day

Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg gave his Holocaust Day speech in Oslo. Photo: Office of the Prime Minister

On Jan. 27, Norway issued apology for arrests and deportations of Jews On Jan. 27, recognized as International Holocaust Remembrance Day, Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg joined many other world leaders in issuing a statement. The Prime Minister gave a speech at the Akershus dock in Oslo. The Prime Minister’s speech was unique in that it held ...

Stoltenberg’s conversation poisoned relations with the white house

Jens Stoltenberg and George W. Bush may have had a strained relationship because of a 2005 phone call

The way Stoltenberg handled a congratulatory phone call from former U.S. President George W. Bush poisoned relations with the staff at the White House, according to NRK's source. Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg was not honest about the contents of a telephone conversation he had with then-President George W. Bush in 2005, an anonymous U.S. source ...

Prime Minister at High-Level Meeting on Libya

Photo: Espen Barth Eide

The UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon hosted a High-Level Meeting on Libya on Tuesday, September 20 on the margins of the UN General Assembly. Norway's Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg delivered the following address during the debate. Secretary-General, Thank you for bringing us together at this crucial time in the history of Libya. Thousands of Libyan civilians have fought for ...

Stoltenberg: “Freedom of speech will be our weapon”

Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg speaks to parliament.

On Monday August 1st, Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg addressed the Norwegian parliament, Stortinget, during the memorial for victims of the tragedy of 22 July, 2011. Your Majesty, Your Royal Highness, Mr President, The Norwegian people were put to the ultimate test on 22 July. The map was torn apart. The compass shot to pieces. Each and ...

Efforts for women produce results

Dr Godal and Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg visiting Tanzania in 2008 (Photo: Office of the Prime Minister)

Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg and Special Adviser Tore Godal from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs have been included on a list of the 100 most inspiring people with regard to UN Millennium Development Goal 5 – improving maternal health. The global advocacy organisation Women Deliver has drawn up this list to pay ...

A new era for Sudan

“The referendum on independence  for South Sudan  is a historic watershed for Sudan. It is also of great importance to the region and to Africa as a whole,” said Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg. The referendum on the future status of South Sudan is the most important milestone in the implementation of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement of ...

Developing countries must do more to reach the Millenium Development Goals

In his statement to the UN high-level meeting on the Millennium Development Goals,  Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg stressed that developing countries bare the main responsibility to reach the Millennium Development goals. The role of rich countries is to support the developing countries’ own plans to fight poverty. - Both rich and poor countries can do more ...